HC Deb 11 December 1969 vol 793 cc183-4W
Captain Kerby

asked the Minister of Technology if the annual return and first year accounts of the wholly Government-owned Beagle Aircraft Limited will be filed by March, 1970, under Sections 126 and 131 of the Companies Act, 1948, in view of the fact that Beagle Aircraft (1968) Limited No. 935754 was incorporated on 19th July, 1968, and that the name of this company was changed to Beagle Aircraft Limited in August, 1968.

Mr. Carmichael

The filing of the first annual return and accounts of Beagle Aircraft Ltd., for the period ended 31st March, 1969, is the statutory responsibility of the Board of that company.

Mr. Wyatt

asked the Minister of Technology whether he will give an assurance that the debts to its suppliers owed by the Beagle Aircraft Company which is 100 per cent. owned by the Government will be paid.

Mr. Benn

Until the Receiver and Manager appointed on 2nd December, 1969, has completed his examination into Beagle's affairs, the company's ability to meet its creditors will not be known.